Consumer Action says that ASIC’s report into consumer credit insurance shows that many lenders selling CCI use unfair tactics to sell the product, and that the industry has failed to address problems that have existed for more than 20 years.Read More ASIC exposes consumer credit insurance dirty tactics
The huge range of brands and sizes of grocery items in most supermarkets makes it difficult to work out which are the best value for money.
One way to do this is to compare the price per unit of measure – the unit price.Read More How to save money with grocery unit pricing
Once every three years the Regional Telecommunications Review considers whether people in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia have equitable access to telecommunications.
ACCAN is seeking your views on the top telco issues in regional Australia at the moment to help inform its submission.Read More ACCAN seeks views on regional telecommunications
Rod Sims, new chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission made his first address to the Melbourne Press Club on 10 October 2011, putting a number of sectors on notice, including the major supermarket chains. “The two major supermarkets have significant market power, with many smaller suppliers feeling they lack a real ability to…Read More ACCC Chair puts supermarkets on notice
A disability support pensioner, Ronald Hayes, has taken legal action against Australian’s biggest payday lender in the Victorian Magistrates Court.Read More Cash Converters lending practices challenged in court
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the promotion and supply of chicken products. The ACCC is taking action against Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd and Bartter Enterprises Pty Ltd which supply chickens nationally under the Steggles brand, Turi Foods which supplies…Read More ACCC takes action over ‘free to roam’ chicken claims
ACCAN and Financial Counselling Australia are celebrating a major step forward in the Fair Calls for All campaign.Read More Nearly the end for high cost 1800 and 13 calls from mobile phones
ACCAN is currently recruiting for a Director Operations – Deputy Chief Executive Officer. ACCAN is the peak organisation representing the interests of consumers in all aspects of communications.Read More Director of Operations/Deputy CEO at ACCAN
The Federal Court has dismissed allegations by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that internet search engine Google engaged in practices likely to mislead consumers.Read More ACCC pursues solar scams, misleading door-to-door sales and internet advertising
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Telecommunications Reports 2009-10, tabled in Parliament today, show clear trends developing around fixed and mobile services.
Subscription numbers for both fixed and mobile services suggest that while mobile take-up continues to grow, this is not necessarily at the cost of fixed line services.Read More Wireless increasingly popular, but fixed lines dominate downloads
SCAMwatch is warning Australians to continue to be wary of scammers who offer bogus government rebates for the installation of solar panels and scam websites that either falsely claim to be affiliated with government or boast bogus government endorsements.
Read these latest scam watch alerts from the ACCC.Read More New ACCC scam alerts: solar offers and fake government websites
“Nanny state” is an ideological term invented by extremists to deride the innovations of modern law and government designed to offer consumers and citizens protections from risks that it is unreasonable to place on individuals alone. Of course many who now use the term d so innocently and now are merely concerned that in some…Read More The “Nanny State” cleans up at IQ squared debate